Know Your Roots

Baby birds, bigger thoughts

I’d discovered yesterday that the eggs under our porch were part of this cycle of nature that sometimes isn’t photogenic. ...

My own roots

In the fall of 2004, my grandfather sought care at Memorial Sloan Kettering Center. Though we were given great odds ...

Building from the ground up

I shared a video a few weeks ago of the kids learning for the first time we’d purchased this property. ...
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Farm to School Month is a special month…

October is a special, yet crazy, month for us.While we produce organic veggies 12 months a year, it was the ...
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How to Score Free Broth for Life

I suppose this could be about money. Sure, it’s a way to stretch your food dollars which, for me, was ...
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Every Saturday is Small Business Saturday

Small Business Saturday is my second favorite day of the year at OSM. (First place always goes to Baby Goat ...
kids' drawing

Giving thanks in odd times

We’re taking orders for Thanksgiving turkeys, which got me thinking about my own kind of weird, but evolving relationship with ...
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Garlic bulbs and books

We planted garlic today. We do it every fall, so there’s nothing remarkable about that. One thousand six hundred and ...
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The business of truth

I haven’t covered elections in four years. I sometimes call that my “old life.” As a member of the media ...
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When a Deal Isn’t a Deal

I keep seeing ads for things like this.I had to investigate. Without even knowing the numbers, my gut says, “No.”It’s ...
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High Tunnel and Happiness in the OSM Back Yard

Three years ago, I wrote a story about high tunnel farming and instantly fell in love. I knew I wanted ...
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A Good Fit and Good Feedback— Luce Farm Products at OSM

I’ve been selling Luce Farm hemp-infused products here in the store for nearly two months now. More than 200 jars ...
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We have a winner!

The second token was hidden in the Blessings Box (now called the Little Food Pantry) located next to the library. ...
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Know your roots

Know your roots.It’s printed on the back of the business cards here at Old Saratoga Mercantile, but it’s more than ...